Egypt's capital, Cairo is a huge bustling city of over 15 million people.
Cairo is also a city of contrasts where skyscrapers tower above donkey carts.
All of Cairo's roofs are flat - no rain to run off - and many apartment blocks
appear unfinished as steel reinforcing rods protrude from the rooftop.
For visitors, there is much to see, including several museums, the
Citadel with its commanding view of Cairo, the huge Khan el Khalili bazaar,
and of course the Pyramids and Sphinx at nearby Giza.
Security is everywhere in Cairo. Following a number of atrocities in the 1990s,
when several tourists were murdered, Egypt has taken its
visitors safety very seriously. In Cairo there are armed policeman on every street
The Nile cuts through the city, and on the island of Gezira the Cairo
tower provides paroramic view from its 180m (600ft) observation platform.
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